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Starting your own business requires a lot of creativity and inspiration, and what better place to get that than the beach?

Rob McGovern, the founder of CareerBuilder.com,said he came up with the idea for the company while on vacation at Bethany Beach in Delaware.

“I wrote the business plan for that company sitting on the beach – that’s when the idea came to me,” he said. “I’ve always thought my calling was to change the world – I just felt like I’d better go where I can make up the rules, then I can change the world!” he said. McGovern grew CareerBuilder into a $150 million company with 400 employees and is now on to his next venture, Jobfox.com.

At the beach: The sun and crashing waves are a great way to clear and relax your mind, and get the creative juices flowing. If you have a laptop and a phone, you can do everything from research to calling consultants, writing out your business plan and figuring out a budget. Take the flip flops off for business meetings, though, OK?

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